In a year full of absolute video gaming bliss, discovering one more absolute gem has really served to solidify 2017 as a personal golden year. When Nintendo first revealed ARMS, I was more than a little bit skeptical. I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to take of flinging my own arms in front of me for hours-long gameplay sessions at a time, but the deceptive depth of the gameplay and the charming characters were enough to keep myself and many other players hooked. And hey, the game will even be a headliner at the upcoming EVO JAPAN tournament.
Now, Nintendo is making good on their promise of keeping the game fresh with new updates, characters and equipment. Check out this Tweet from the official Japanese account:
— ARMS（アームズ） (@ARMS_Cobutter) August 16, 2017
From what I can tell, the flexible new bruiser appears to be wearing extremely baggy pants, and is potentially wearing their hair in a bun. It’ll be interesting to see if this character then, will in fact be a bit more vulnerable to lower strikes, while making up for it in an undoubtedly unique and ARMS-like way. What are you hoping for in a new character? Got a special skill in mind? Be sure to let us know!